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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac®

with Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor recounts the historical highlights of each day and reads a short poem or two.

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Wednesday's Poem: Ted Kooser, "Father" from Delights & Shadows. Wednesday's Literary Notes: It's the birthday of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, born in Istanbul in 1952, where he grew up in a fairly wealthy and Westernized district. He studied architecture and then journalism, but at 23 years old, he decided to become a novelist. He lived with his mother and wrote full time, and seven years later, he published his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His Sons (1982). He's worked as a novelist for more than 30 years and has never held any other kind of job. And apart from three years he spent in New York, he's lived his entire life in the Istanbul district of his birth. Read more...

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